Imelda Marcos receives flowers from supporters during her 85th birthday celebration in July 2014
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Imelda Marcos story told through 'medium of disco'

The story of Imelda Marcos, widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is being made into a musical to be staged at the National Theatre.

Her story, one of a poor singer and model becoming powerful and popular, is being set to music by David Byrne and Fat Boy Slim for the production 'Here Lies Love'.

BBC Media and Arts Correspondent David Sillito spoke to some of those involved in the production for the Today programme.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 18 September.

  • 18 Sep 2014
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